Mack Brown reportedly agrees to return as UNC football coach

UNC reportedly hiring back Mack Brown

UNC reportedly hiring back Mack Brown

InsideCarolina reports that Brown will return to coaching and lead the Tar Heels next season.

The Tar Heels fired their head coach, Larry Fedora, on Sunday after going 2-9 this season, his seventh with the program.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Mack Brown is now the front-runner in a return stint as head football coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Brown is a big name, obviously, and he's won a national championship, but not everyone is thrilled with North Carolina's decision.

247Sports first reported the news of the hiring and North Carolina is expected to officially announce the decision soon.

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What's old is new again - reportedly.

Brown, who went 158-48 over 16 years at Texas, coach at UNC for 10 seasons before getting the Texas job and had a record of 69-46-1 with the Heels. Brown was the 1996 ACC Coach of the Year.

The 67-year-old, who won the national championship in 2005 with Vince Young as his quarterback, is now working as an analyst at ESPN.

After finishing no lower than 13th in the final AP Poll from 2000-2009, Texas finished ranked only one time in Brown's final four seasons, compiling a 30-21 record over that span. Over his final two seasons in Chapel Hill, Brown's UNC squads went a combined 20-3. Brown not only will draw the attention for his return to college football but the Tar Heels have their opener scheduled against SC in the Belk Kickoff Classic in Charlotte. Brown coached at North Carolina for 10 years before being hired by Texas in 1997.

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